BLOCK 6 of Blanket MKAL 2021

BLOCK 6 of Blanket MKAL 2021, ohlalana, free blanket KAL

BLOCK 6 of Blanket MKAL 2021

After finishing this one, you’ll be officially midway into the blanket project 🙌

I hope you’re enjoying it so far!

Ceci

BLOCK 6 of Blanket MKAL 2021, ohlalana, free blanket KAL

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BLOCK 5 of Blanket MKAL 2021

BLOCK 5 of Blanket MKAL 2021

BLOCK 5 of Blanket MKAL 2021

Block 5 is here!
I’m a little behind answering personal messages but please have patience. I’m determined to reply all this weekend 🙂
Happy Friday!
xo
Ceci

BLOCK 5 of Blanket MKAL 2021

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BLOCK 4 of Blanket MKAL 2021

BLOCK 4 of Blanket MKAL 2021

BLOCK 4 of Blanket MKAL 2021

Hello! There are 2 things very important I want you to notice before starting:

  • you’ll need to increase 4 sts instead of 3 for this one (and decrease them after).
  • in this block, pattern repeats are a bit different from each other. You should follow the instructions in the right order: BLOCK N°4 A, BLOCK N°4 B and BLOCK N°4 C, either written or charted.

Both are written clearly below, but just in case you’re prone to gloss over instructions that look familiar… 😉

Happy knitting! xo

PS: can you see where I made a mistake knitting my block?

BLOCK 4 of Blanket MKAL 2021

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Hello and mistake in Block 3 chart

Hello!

I’m sorry I wasn’t able to answer sooner the questions about the Block 3 chart.

BLOCK 3 of Blanket MKAL 2021

I took some days off to make a trip. Yes, I know, bad timing, but I was about to lose it because I had changed the date many times due to the COVID outbreak and I couldn’t change it anymore. And, after 8 years of no travelling, I really needed it. Read More

BLOCK 3 of Blanket MKAL 2021

BLOCK 3 of Blanket MKAL 2021

Do you recognize this block from the WIP photo I shared when advertising this MKAL? After knitting Block 2, you might even find it easy!

Enjoy the knitting 😊

BLOCK 3 of Blanket MKAL 2021

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How to make the LOOP in Block 2

How to make the LOOP in Block 2

Hi! I was asked this question recently and I decided to take some quick photos to show you all.

I apologize for the horrible photos! It’s night in here and my lights are far from wonderful for this.

1) With the right hand needle, pick the 3rd st on left hand needle.
2) Pass it over sts 1 and 2…
3) …and drop it.

Now you can work k, yo, k.

🙂

BLOCK 2 of Blanket MKAL 2021

BLOCK 2 of Blanket MKAL 2021

BLOCK 2 of Blanket MKAL 2021

As in Block 1, I integrated the instructions (row-by-row and charted) of all different “stitch patterns” or “panels” within the square.

Let me say something: I love this block! I love the texture and I think it has the exact balance between cables and japanese stitches.

I hope you like it too! 😊

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BLOCK 1 of Blanket MKAL 2021

BLOCK 1 of Blanket MKAL 2021

BLOCK 1 of Blanket MKAL 2021

Did you read my “Notes before starting” post? I hope you did! You can find HERE if you missed it.

Just in case you need to adjust after some time of not knitting, this first block is the easiest of the lot. But has a lot of texture and I will use it to show you 2 things:

  • How to avoid using a cable needle for what I call HACHI TWISTS. This element will pop-up in a few other blocks and mastering it will save you a lot of time. Watch the full step-by-step guide HERE.
  • How to turn the pattern into a hat. The full pattern will hit the blog (or your inbox) in a few days’ time, and you can use the provided structure to make hats with all square patterns.

Whenever possible over this MKAL, you’ll notice that I integrated the instructions (row-by-row and charted) of all different “stitch patterns” or “panels” within the square. By considering each row has a whole, I hope to facilitate your knitting and to avoid unnecessary complications. Do you know what I mean? Those kinds of instructions that got you jumping from chart to chart, each one with a different number of rows, and calculating that if you’re knitting the X-th row of one you should then work the Y-th of the other after the Z-th repeat… 🤯

SPOILER ALERT at the end:

Do you want to see what’s coming next week? At the end of this post, in the very last photo, you can see the next block peeking out in the background 👋 If you don’t want to see it, stop scrolling down when you reach my “SPOILER BELOW” sign there.

Or better still: keep scrolling down with your eyes closed and say “hello” in the comments section!

And so it begins.

Thanks for joining 🙌

And very happy knitting!

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HOW TO MAKE HACHI TWISTS

how to make hachi twists

During my Blanket MKAL 2021 I’ll be using this element a few times. There are two ways of working it (I’ll explain both): with or without an auxiliary cable needle. Learning the second way will save you a lot of time and, once you get the hang of it, it’s easier! For this reason, I think it’s worthy to show you a step-by-step guide on how to make hachi twists. Read More

MKAL 2021: SOME NOTES BEFORE STARTING

Blanket MKAL 2021, mystery blanket KAL 2021, free blanket 2021, ohlalana

MKAL 2021: SOME NOTES BEFORE STARTING 😊

This year’s BLANKET MKAL is a bit different than the ones I hosted before, and I wanted to share some thoughts before you start knitting. Grab a cup of tea and read on. Read More